This private homestay apartment is under a mile from the heart of downtown, in an 1898 home in a quiet neighborhood with tree lined streets. Within a few blocks are City Bakery, Charlotte St Pub, Starbucks, Ghan Shan Station, Taco Temple, Ultimate Ice Cream and several restaurants.
This second floor private apartment includes a kitchenette with a double hot plate, a small microwave and a countertop convection oven, dishwasher, coffee maker, toaster, fridge/freezer, granite countertops, abundant cookware and dishes, venting skylight and ample storage.
Bright and colorful walls, arched doorways, warm original hardwood floors, walnut fireplace mantle and large wood trim accents make this a very artistic, peaceful and inviting space to enjoy.
The living room is brightly lit, warmly decorated and includes a queen sofa bed, a computer desk workstation with stools and a 42” Samsung flat screen TV with Sony blue ray DVD player.
The bedroom has a queen bed and 2 large windows with beautiful views. The private full bathroom is bright, with granite countertop, high quality fixtures and heart pine floors. The apartment is accessed by its own convenient and creative outdoor staircase with a picturesque second floor deck. Use of an infrared sauna can be arranged with
• Sleeps 1-4 people
• 1 bedroom queen bed
• Queen sleeper sofa bed in living room
• High quality bedding and towels
• Iron / Ironing board
• All digital cable 42" Samsung TV
• Blu-ray Disc / DVD wireless player
• High Speed Wireless internet connection
• Logitech Stereo Speakers for laptop or cell phone connection
• kitchenette with a double hot plate, a small microwave and a countertop convection oven
• Granite countertops
• New, independently controlled air conditioning / heating system
• Off street parking for two vehicles
• Sauna available with prearrangement
• Hair Dryer
• Non smoking property
Brief history on the house:
Land was purchased on August 29,1897 for $300. The house is believed to be built a year later in 1898. George and Isabelle Cooke built the house. He was born and educated in England. He entered the lumber business in Canada and met and married his wife there. He had lumber mills in Canada and Florida and it was this business that brought him to Asheville, where he established a lumber mill at the present site of Biltmore, the property afterwards bought by George W. Vanderbilt. He was a resident of Asheville for nearly half a century and he was connected with Hans Rees Tannery, buying timber and bark, and his reputation for honest dealing made him known and revered throughout Western North Carolina.
We have owned this house since 1997.
Use of an infrared sauna can be arranged with
• City Bakery, Charlotte Street Pub, Starbucks, Video store, Fuddruckers, Taco Temple, Ghan Shan Station within a few blocks walk
• 10 minute walk to the heart of Asheville, 1 mile
• nice, quiet walks right out the door and up Sunset Mtn Rd
• hiking, waterfalls and mountain views surround Asheville
• short drive to the North Carolina Arboretum / Bent Creek for hiking or mountain biking
• short drive to the Grove Park Inn
• short drive to the Biltmore Estate
• short drive to the Blue Ridge Parkway
• vibrant night life with clubs, restaurants and festivals
• bus stop nearby
Interaction with guests
We let guests enjoy their privacy. If guests need assistance, they can reach our reservation manager, Sarah.
Other things to note
There is dry sauna available to guests. Just make arrangements with Richard or Audrey directly or message us through airbnb.
If you plan to stay longer than two weeks or more we will adjust the fees to include a cleaning fee of $50/weekly (lite housekeeping, towels and linen change)
Check-in 3 pm ; Checkout 11 am . Quiet times are from 10pm-7am.
Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the premises. Illegal drug use prohibited. No large parties
Maximum Occupancy is 4 people.
No moving furniture.
Do not sit on the deck railings
We have lived in Asheville for over 30 years. Weʼve seen it grow from a desolate downtown into the thriving, vibrant community that it is today. We love sharing “our town” with visitors. We are familiar with many special places of nature to visit via foot, bicycle, boat or motor vehicle. We also are happy to share our favorite restaurants, microbreweries and music venues.
As licensed natural health care professionals, we are happy to help visitors connect with any services desired from the very broad selection of Asheville natural health professionals.
Both Richard and Audrey come from large families and appreciate the preciousness of spending family time together, especially with grandchildren.Weʼre always ready to add a few new visiting “family members.”
Our interests include swimming, hiking, biking, traveling, and we love meeting new people. When traveling we enjoy experiencing local cultural experiences and the people native to that area. Travels that we yet long for are many, including bicycling in Bhutan, revisiting South America and always more time in Southern France or Nova Scotia, Canada (Richardʼs home previous to Asheville.)
We have created an atmosphere in our apartment that reflects the type of warmth, hospitality and relaxation that we have often been blessed to enjoy while traveling abroad. We hope that you will enjoy your stay here !